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Food Prices

Volume 933: debated on Monday 13 June 1977

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what are (a) the main food and drink products covered by a common organisation of the market under the European Economic Community's common agricultural policy and (b) the products not so covered; and what has been the retail price increase of each of those two groups of products in the period since 1st August 1976.

Article 38 of the Treaty of Rome applies the CAP to all the products listed in Annex II of the Treaty. For the major commodities produced in the Community, full market regimes are in force or, in the case of sheepmeat, potatoes and alcohol, are proposed; but

asked the Secretary of State for Trade, if he will list in the Official Report all those actions taken by his Department under antidumping regulations in connection with imports of steel during the last three years.

Following is the information:for others a more limited common organisation of the market applies, under Regulation 827/68 as amended, which does no more than provide for the application of the common customs tariff and competition rules, with provision for free trade within the Community. The main commodities for which CAP institutional prices are fixed were listed in Press Notice No. 138, issued by my Department on 29th April, a copy of which is available in the Library of the House. On the question of retail price movements, I have nothing to add to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection on 9th May 1977.—[Vol. 931, c.